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Sermon Discussion Questions: May 21, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017Galatians 4:1-7 How can digital technology affect our sense of self or identity? Why is “identity confusion” often a problem associated with the use of social media? What are some negative effects that social media is having on us? How should Christians view the fundamental aspects of their identity? Why is a right understanding of the...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017: AMLuke 24:50-53 This series from Luke was called ‘Redemption Accomplished.’ Why is that a fitting title, and how does the ascension help us to see that redemption was indeed accomplished?Why is it significant that Christ gives a benediction to his disciples?How should Christians today think about the benediction they receive at the conc...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: March 5, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017: AMLuke 24:36-49 Why does Jesus greet the disciples with the declaration “Peace to you”?How is this declaration of peace comforting to us as well?Why must you first have peace with God before you can have the peace of God?What is the connection between resurrection and gospel mission? Sunday, March 5, 2017: PM1 Peter 2:18-23 What do Pet...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: December 18, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016: AMJohn 1:1-18 Why is the human heart restless until it finds rest in Christ?Why could only God fix the ultimate problem of humanity?Why is the message of the Gospel totally unique in world religion?Why is Jesus called the Word? What does it mean that Christ “tabernacled” among his people?Why did Jesus become man?What does it mean tha...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: July 31, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016: AMLuke 20:41-44 Why does Jesus pose this “riddle”?What is Jesus proving by quoting Psalm 110?Who are the two “Lords” that David is speaking of in Psalm 110?What is the significance of David’s Lord sitting at God’s right hand? Sunday, July 31, 2016: PM1 Peter 1:1 What does it mean that we are justified in Christ?...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: June 5, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016: AMColossians 3:12-17 This text is essentially Part II of an argument Paul started in vs. 5. How do verses 12-17 complement what Paul wrote in verses 5-11?How does Paul remind his readers about their identity? Why is this important?How are the characteristics of verses 12-15 the opposite of a self-focused, proud life?What is Paul’s logic with wh...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: April 24, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016: AMLuke 19:41-20:8 How is Jesus’ compassion on display in this text? What should this teach us?Why does Jesus become angry? Why does he take this action in the temple?Why do the religious leaders react the way that they do? How does Jesus handle them?What does this text teach us about the Gospel?Sunday, April 24, 2016: PM1 Samuel 18:1-30 What...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: April 17, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016: AMLuke 19:28-40 Why does Luke continue to point out that Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem?What is the significance of the donkey?How was Jesus’ true mission different than what many people were expecting him to do?Why did the Pharisees take issue with these things?How does this text magnify Christ and point to his infinite worth?Sunday, April...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: April 10, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016: AMLuke 19:11-27 Why does stewardship accompany authentic faith? What is faithful stewardship for Christians? Why are all Christians, despite their particular background, resources, etc., called to faithful stewardship?Why does Jesus tell this parable to his disciples? How is this instructive for us?How is this parable a call to faithfulness? How is...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: March 13, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016: AMLuke 18:35-43 Why is it appropriate to think of ourselves as spiritual beggars?What did Pastor Jon mean when he stated that “no one graduates from the Gospel”?Why is it significant that the blind man calls Jesus “Son of David”?What did Jesus mean by telling the beggar “your faith has made you well”? What did Je...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016: AMLuke 18:1-8 Why is prayer the “life breath” of Christians and the “engine” of the Christian life?How is prayer the fruit of faith?Why should we be steadfast and persevering in prayer?Why is prayer not a right, but a privilege? How is prayer not just a command, but a gift?Why do we often not pray? How can we take steps to...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: January 10, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016: AMLuke 17:20-37 How has the Kingdom of God already come (i.e., how has it been “inaugurated”)?How is the Kingdom of God present now?How will the Kingdom fully come in the future (i.e., be “consummated”)?Why is it important to know that the Kingdom will come suddenly?How does our understanding of the “already and not ...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: January 3, 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016: AM2 Peter 3:14-18 What is the “growth imperative” in the Bible?What is the fruit of abiding in Christ?Why is Christian hope a “living hope”?Why does Peter tell Christians to be found without “spot or blemish”?How can Peter tell Christians to pursue holiness without compromising the grace of the Gospel?What are s...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: December 27, 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015: AMLuke 17:7-19 What is the attitude of faith demonstrated in this text?How should this attitude play itself out in Christians’ lives? How should it be applied in your life?What do we learn about the response of faith from Jesus’ interaction with the lepers?What are the fruits of true faith that we see the Samaritan leper demonstrate?...

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No Evening Worship, December 13th

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Parade on Coleman Blvd., we will be unable to have evening worship this Sunday, December 13th. We will resume our evening worship December 20th....

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Sermon Discussion Questions: September 27, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015: AMLuke 14:1-24 What is the purpose of Luke’s gospel?What does Luke’s gospel teach about Jesus?Why do we say that “we aren’t the gospel”?What does Jesus teach about the Sabbath? Why does he say in Mark 2:27 “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath”?What does Jesus teach here about humility?...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: September 20, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015: AMPsalm 15 What is the main question of this psalm? Why is this a very important question?How does David describe the place of God’s presence?What did David understand about mankind’s ability to be in God’s presence?What is the relationship between God’s people and God’s law?How does Psalm 15 show us Christ and our...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015: AMPsalm 5 What is the basis for David’s access to God?How do we see the personal nature of David’s relationship to God? Why is this important?What is God’s attitude towards evil? Why?What does it mean that God has steadfast love (hesed)?How does Psalm 5 teach us to take comfort in God? Sunday, June 21 2015: PMNehemiah 4 What is t...

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Sermon Discussion Questions - November 2, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014: AMRuth 1:6-221) How did Naomi respond to her circumstances? How did she view God’s involvement in her life?2) What is significant about Naomi’s intention for her daughters-in-law to return to Moab?3) What indications of God’s grace and love did Naomi fail to see?4) How did Ruth respond to her circumstances? Why?5) How do we see G...

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Sermon Discussion Questions - September 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014: AMRuth 1:1-51. What is the ultimate purpose of biblical narrative and history? Why do we say this?2. What is the historical setting of the book of Ruth?3. Does it seem that “sojourning” in Moab was a God honoring decision? What sort of attitude does such a decision indicate? How might we be tempted to “sojourn in Moab”?4....

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Sermon Discussion Questions - August 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014: AMLuke 8:40-561) What have we learned so far about Christology (who Christ is) from Luke’s Gospel?2) Regarding the woman Jesus healed, why were her problems more than just physical?3) What is the significance of Jesus calling the woman “daughter”? What did he mean by saying that her faith saved her?4) Why did Jesus tell the woman ...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: August 10

Sunday, August 10, 2014: AMLuke 8:16-21 1) What is the difference between what you hear and how you hear?2) What are some things that characterize how we should hear the Word of God?3) Why should we come to hear God’s Word expectantly?4) What part should reverence and humility play in the way we hear God’s Word?5) In vv. 19-21, what do we learn about Kingdom p...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: July 13

Sunday, July 13, 2014: AMLuke 7:18-35 1) Why did John send his disciples to Jesus? What was significant about their question?2) Pastor Jon mentioned that John the Baptist had an “over-realized eschatology.” What did he mean by this?3) How did Jesus respond to John’s disciples? What did Jesus mean by his answer?4) Why did Jesus teach that the person who w...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: July 6

Sunday, July 6, 2014: AMLuke 7:11-17 1) Why was this funeral particularly tragic?2) What is the connection between sin and death?3) Why is there a “second death,” that is, Hell? What is the connection between God’s character and eternal punishment? How does that connection help explain the Gospel?4) How do we see Jesus’ compassion here? What does i...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: June 29

Sunday, June 29, 2014: AMLuke 7:1-10 1) How does the Centurion view himself and his worthiness to receive Christ’s help? What does this indicate about his faith? How does his perspective contrast with the Jews’ perspective?2) What is significant about the Centurion’s faith in Christ’s word? What is the link between how words are used and what autho...

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Sermon Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions for personal devotion and family worship - week of June 22 Sunday, June 22, 2014: AMLuke 6:37-49 What does it mean to be heavenly minded?What has earned our place in the Kingdom and family of God?What did Christ mean when he referred to the “blind leading the blind”?Do you have to be perfect in order to rebuke someone? When is rebuke hypo...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: June 8

Luke 6:27-36 1) What was Jesus’ main reason for coming to earth? 2) What was his primary reason for healing people physically? 3) What does it mean to listen to Jesus instead of the world? 4) Why will Christians be hated and persecuted in the world? 5) How are Christians supposed to respond when they are hated and persecuted? Does this mean that Christians are s...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: Week of June 1

Luke 6:17-26 1) How was Christ’s healing ministry a preview of his coming Kingdom? 2) What does it mean that Christ’s Kingdom was “inaugurated” with his ministry on earth? How does his future Kingdom “break into” “this present evil age”? 3) How is it possible that the past Word and work of Jesus can be actively applied to ...

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Upcoming Events

Dear Christ Church, We have a number of great events planned for the near future and into the summer. Please take a moment to look through these upcoming dates and mark your calendar. We hope you can join us for these times of learning, edification, and fellowship! Saturday, May 24th: Picnic at the Isle of Palms County ParkJoin other Christ Church family members from 11:...

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Sermon Discussion Questions: Luke 5:12-26 and Philippians 4:1-3

Luke 5:12-26 1) Why was leprosy so serious? 2) What is so dramatic about this incident? 3) How does Christ respond to the leper? Why was this so shocking? 4) What is spiritual leprosy? What is the only solution? 5) What is Christ demonstrating by healing the paralytic? (vv. 23 – 24) Philippians 4:1-3 1) Why does Paul open this section with “therefore&rdq...

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